Speaking + Teaching Invite me to speak at your next writers event.

“Blake Atwood is a thoughtful, professional, attentive speaker. He engages his audience by knowing them well and speaking to their needs, and I especially love the way he makes himself available to audience members after a talk. Highly recommended.”

Andi Cumbo-Floyd, God’s Whisper Farm Writers’ Retreat

“Blake Atwood is a talented and accomplished editor and writer. We’re very lucky to have him teaching for us at Writing Workshops Dallas. His classes are interactive and filled with insight and expertise from his years of working in the publishing industry. His students walk away inspired and encouraged. Whenever Blake tells us he is free we make sure to get him in the classroom!”

Blake Kimzey, Executive Director of Writing Workshops Dallas

“Blake Atwood presented a powerful, humorous, and educational class for the Yukon Writers’ Society’s Writer Olympics 2018. He quickly became a fan favorite of the group. His topic, Self-Editing 101, is foundational for beginning writers as well as an excellent reminder for veterans. He’s knowledgeable, witty, and helpful. He answered everyone’s questions and made the session interactive. We will absolutely have him back!”

Shayla Raquel, Editor, Author, Marketer

Topics and Talks

  • Self-Editing 101: 50 Essential Tips for Honing Every Manuscript
  • Scrivener 101: How to Start Using Your New Favorite Writing App
  • Should I Self-Publish or Seek Traditional Publishing?
  • How to Find, Vet, and Work with a Freelance Editor
  • How to Break into Ghostwriting
  • The Business of Being a Writer: How to Make Money—or Even Earn a Living—through Writing
  • The Visible Author: How to be Found as a Writer Today

Past Speaking Engagements

  • 2017–Now: Instructor for Writing Workshops Dallas (Dallas, TX)
  • Nov. 8, 2018: Carrollton League of Writers (Carrollton, TX)
  • Oct. 10, 2018: LitNight at Sandaga813 (Dallas, TX)
  • Oct. 6, 2018: Yukon Writers Olympics (Yukon, OK)
  • June 23-24, 2018: God’s Whisper Farm Writers Retreat (Radiant, VA)
  • June 9, 2018: Dallas Author Expo (Dallas, TX)
  • 2017–2018: Dallas Nonfiction Authors Association (Dallas and Plano, TX)
  • June 17, 2017: Saturday Night Write (Arlington, TX)
  • April 8, 2017: WORDfest (Hurst, TX)
  • Oct. 10, 2016: Rockwall Christian Writers Group (Rockwall, TX)

Podcast Guest

Born to Create with Kent Sanders
Why Every Author Needs an Editor

PastorWriter with Chase Replogle
Improve Your Self-Editing: Why Every Writer Needs an Editor

The StoryMen Podcast
Better Call StoryMen
Extra: The Gospel According to Breaking Bad with Blake Atwood

Contact me about speaking or teaching at your next writers event.